GOP 2012 Candidates Walk Tightrope on Immigration

By: Thomas Beaumont and Steve Peoples, Associated Press
By: Thomas Beaumont and Steve Peoples, Associated Press

Amherst, NH (AP) - Republican candidates for president are
tying themselves in knots over immigration.

Newt Gingrich has called for a "humane" approach but has been
defending that stance from attack by his opponents since he took
it. On Monday, he endorsed a South Carolina measure allowing police to demand a person's immigration status during a traffic stop.

Rick Perry signed legislation in Texas allowing in-state tuition
to children of illegal immigrants. But he campaigned in New
Hampshire Tuesday with hard--line Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio
to ease concerns.

Mitt Romney takes a tough stance. But during his 2008 campaign
he endorsed allowing some illegal immigrants to stay in the

Does it matter to voters? Many in early-nominating states say
the economy trumps immigration as an important issue.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Mr. Magoo on Nov 29, 2011 at 07:52 PM
    After Gingrich said what he did I contacted his office and told them I would definitely never vote for Mr. G. I want all illegals out of this country now. They are bankrupting us. That is why we have no money for our older people who have paid in. They have given our money to the illegals to pay for their anchor babies, their schooling, their health care, the places to stay, their food. They have never paid in. Close the borders. Send the troops to the border. Export all illegals. They came here illegally, send them out. Then let them get in line to pass the immigration laws. That is the simple truth. They tried bankrupting our country with the illegals. Now the people see what they have done and are angry about it. As much as I detest Perry, I want a part-time congress and if they don't do their job, lower their pay.
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